Wordle Takes Everyone by Surprise


Finn Johnston, Writer


Wordle is a game all about words. Every day, a random 5 letter word is chosen and you have to guess what the word is. If a letter shows yellow, it’s in the word but not in the right place. If it’s green, it’s in the word, and it’s in the right place. 


Wordle was created in October 2021. It has been popping up almost everywhere. Wordle is not an app, it’s found on the New York times page (https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle). Wordle is free and is very easy to get started. There’s also a hard mode! The concept of wordle seems to resemble hangman, except in hangman you can use any amount of letters for your word. At first, the creator of wordle (Josh Wardle) had started a similar project in 2013 but it didn’t go anywhere. Wordle does not use British English, it uses American English. If one word was used every day, then Wordle should last about 6 years, not repeating words. Wordle has about 2,315 mystery words. As well as 12,972 words you are allowed to guess. Some words to start with are Adieu, audio, and canoe.


When I first started wordle, I thought that it was a very interesting game. Its concept was nothing I had seen before. What do you think? Do you think that wordle is a fun game? Say it in the comments! Why You Can't Resist Wordle | The New Yorker